Board of Directors

The Charlotte Youth Ballet is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of professionals and leaders from all across the greater Charlotte area. Board members serve up to two consecutive 3-year terms.  While the Executive Officers focus on the day-to-day operations of the Charlotte Youth Ballet, the Directors as a whole address such challenges as long term planning, development, marketing and social media, as well as growth and fundraising.

Executive Officers

President and Chair – Vironica Dawson (Community Leader)
Jr. Chair – Jenni Smith (Community Leader)
Co Chair Elect – Heidi Klein (Business Owner\Community Leader)
Finance – Erica McCullough (Wells Fargo)
Immediate Past Chair – Bianca Barton (Keymac USA)


GeNaé Baldwin (Wells Fargo)
Bianca Barton (Keymac USA)
Jenni Drennen (Community Leader)
Kim Ellison (Community Leader)
Sarah Hazelton  (Wells Fargo)
Heidi Klein (Community Leader)
Erica McCullough (Wells Fargo)
Nicole Vega (Community Leader)

Administrative Staff

Cindy Gruber – Executive Administrator